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Heritage Center at The J


The Heritage Center has created a gathering place for senior adults age 65 and older. We operate a five day a week program offering a multitude of programs and classes. From art classes to holiday celebrations, the Heritage Center caters to all interests. The mission of The Heritage Center of the Jewish Community Center is to encourage senior adults age sixty-five and above to participate in educational, cultural, spiritual, fitness and social programs in order to decrease the potential for isolation and to increase connection to the Jewish community. The focus of the program is on self-determination and self-direction in order to promote independence.

The Heritage Center is Accredited

To advance the quality of senior centers nationwide, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has developed nine standards of excellence for senior center operations. These standards serve as a guide for all senior centers to improve their operations today — and position themselves for the future. NISC also offers the nation's only National Senior Center Accreditation Program. Accreditation provides official recognition that a senior center meets the nine standards of senior center operations.

More than 200 senior centers have been accredited, and many more are in the process. Baltimore County, MD, is the first major metropolitan area to secure national accreditation status for all of its senior centers. National accreditation status is good for five years, at which time centers revisit the accreditation process.

To learn more about our accreditation, visit ncoa.org


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